(The Optimist Creed)
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to
every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel like there is
something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your
optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best,
and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living person you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer
Our entire life is made up of choices,
What we decide, the action we take,
the attitude we display
All represent the steps of life.
Sometimes we take two steps forward
And one-step back.
Some of us take baby steps
Some of us take giant steps
But the secret is not to let that
one step back turn into a failure.
Learn from backward steps
And keep on stepping forward in this dance Called Life!
The Power of Words
Poet: Julie Hebert
Words can hold such power,
Especially if we allow them to.
The decision is ours and ours alone,
It can mean one thing or two.
If the words are negative in general,
This can create much harm.
Whether they come from you or someone else,
Believing in them is cause for alarm.
If the words are positive,
Allow yourself to hear.
Believe every positive remark,
And never let them disappear.
Words can hold much power,
But only if you allow.
The power really lies in your hands,
Choose only to hear the positive, make this your vow.
Glass half-empty people are miserable by default. Remember, glass half-full people are allowed to be sad sometimes too.